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UnionPay services since December, 2008
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UnionPay cards are accepted at about 80% of the merchants and ATMs in South Africa.

  • South Africa – Country of Rainbow
    Famous as the “Country of Rainbow”, South Africa is characterized by beautiful natural scenery as well as diversified animal and plants species, for which the visit to South Africa is equal to the travel around the world. It is the abundant reserves of diamond and gold that make South Africa become the priority to purchase jewelry. How can you take a preferential and easy trip to South Africa? Take your UnionPay cards (card number starting with 62) to find answers in South Africa.
  • POS acceptance
    About 80% of the merchants accept UnionPay cards. Merchants include major airports and places frequently visited by tourists, including hotels, tourist attractions, specialty stores, etc. Since that some of the merchants have yet to put up the UnionPay signage, cardholders may show their UnionPay cards upon the till and inquire about UnionPay acceptance.

    Dual brand cards are not accepted as UnionPay cards in South Africa, please use UnionPay single-branded card (card number starting with 62) to enjoy various UnionPay offers.
  • Cash withdrawal
    In South Africa, about 80% of the ATMs accept UnionPay cards. UnionPay cards can be accepted for withdrawing South African Rand and for balance inquiry at ATMs of FNB , Standard Bank and Absa Bank .
    UnionPay chip cards are only accepted at some ATMs. UnionPay cards cannot be used overseas for counter transfer and counter cash withdrawal.

    Please refer to the latest government policy on overseas cash withdrawal via UnionPay cards at Help Center-Card-using Instructions-Refined Card-using Tips". Daily cash withdrawal limit from respective issuers and/or ATM may apply. Please consult your issuer on the possible cap on the amount. You may split your withdrawals into several times which comply with the limit(s).
  • Charges
    No conversion fee is applied to payments or cash withdrawal made by UnionPay cards or via UnionPay network. The transaction value in local currency will be directly converted to RMB based on the market exchange rate.

    ATM commission fee consists of two parts:
    (1)Service fee charged by the issuer: please consult the issuer for details.
    (2)Service fee charged by the ATM acquirer in South Africa: some ATMs will charge commission fee, which is charged by the local banks in South Africa and which has nothing to do with UnionPay or the issuer.

    Cash withdrawal via debit card results in a lower commission fee.
  • Tips
    Select PINs that cannot be easily guessed by anyone.
    Never disclose your PIN to anyone who claims to represent the bank or the police.
    Be alert to your surroundings before conducting any banking transactions.
    Keep a close eye on your credit card during transaction to avoid any illegal activities.
    If your UnionPay card has been stolen/lost, please inform the issuer immediately.